2018 Sout van die Aarde Palomino, AA Badenhorst

Very pure fruit, with notes of apple blossom and pears, and candied citrus, too. The palate is restrained and focussed, with incredible texture on the finish.

Critic score
95/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£36.28
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£217.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2026
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    12%
2018 Sout van die Aarde Palomino, AA Badenhorst

TASTING NOTES

The Palomino grapes from this coastal Swartland vineyard are always delivered with a little sand, but it's the limestone bedrock that has a greater influence on the style of this incredible wine. Saline, focused and refreshing, with a finish that lasts for over a minute, it wouldn't look out of place among the best Listán Blancos from Tenerife.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
95/100